Personally, I think they would have used another word for apocalypse (ie. Ragnarok) if it was a hint to a single event. It definitely seems like has to do with 4 people, whether it be conflicting against one another or as a group.Quote:The four horsemen thing could just be indicative of a great, 'apocalyptic' danger ("all our lives are at stake").Quote:I genuinly did not know that, thank you! In that case:Quote:The Black Horseman is known to represent famine AND law and justice. (The Scales of Justice) I think this suits Locke much better than famine as he's an ONI directed Spartan (presumably). The Black Horseman is symbolic "of the wealthy and the destructive power of a class gap on a society." That rings of the Office of Naval Intelligence to me.
Read this, it's pretty informative since Halo has major biblical themes. ;3
War = Chief. He was raised for and lived pretty much his whole life in war.
Famine = Locke, agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Pestilance = Gravemind/Flood?
Death = Ur-Didact?
That seem more plausible?
I don't know if this is relevant, but the songs 'On a Pale Horse' and 'Behold Pale Horse' indirectly refer to Chief as the Rider of Death.
But yeah, I think 'War' would be more fitting.
I don't see the Ur-Didact as death. He even opted to Compose humanity rather than just blow up the Earth. I'd associate him more with madness, but that's not one of the options.
What if the Rider of Death is the Iso-Didact? He does bear the burden of having killed an entire galaxy.
Maybe it is four people coming together to carry the galaxy through the apocalypse?
Maybe it is four forerunners? Banding together to guide the united sentient species against the flood?
War = Ur-Didact
Death = Iso-Didact
Pestilance = ?
Famine = ?
Edit: Maybe pestilance is Mendicant Bias? He did suffer the Logic Plague.